Cannabinoid hyperemesis should be recognised as an effect of chronic cannabis abuse
Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Bed to Bench,
2 July 2014
Page Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench 2014;7(3):173-176
Here we describe the second reported case of cannabinoid hyperemesis in UK. A 42 years old patient presented on more than one occasion with vomiting, abdominal pain, fever and dehydration and treated as sepsis with antibiotics. Extensive investigations including upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, abdominal CT scan, barium swallow and echocardiogram; all reported normal. Once the diagnosis of cannabinoid hyperemesis was established, he was advised to abstain from cannabis use resulting in complete resolution of his symptoms.
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